Fact: A de-cluttered home sells more quickly and for the right price.
We get it – the things you own are precious to you, or at least they were at one time, but when you’re trying to sell your home some of this stuff gets in the way. Prospective buyers are put off if they can’t see the house for the jumble of junk that has washed up in it over the years.
That may sound harsh but haven’t you already vacated the premises – at least emotionally? Moving is an exciting step, but you won’t be able to transition to your new home unless you can sell the old one. If it’s a surfeit of clutter that’s stopping you from finding a buyer, then you need to consider junk removal.
How do I know what “clutter” is?
Clutter falls into two basic camps:
1. Stuff that doesn’t belong in your home and that you neither use or need
2. Stuff that does belong in your home but has no direct impact on the sale of your house
Take a long, hard, honest look in every single room. There will be items that are essential such as furniture and key pieces of décor. But there will also be elements that are not essential. As a general rule, if you haven’t used it in a year, then it needs to go.
You are creating a blank canvas so that potential buyers can focus on your home’s key features and picture themselves living there. That doesn’t mean emptying your house of everything that gives it character and warmth. It still needs to look like a home. But you will also be freeing up space and presenting a home that is ready for a new owner.
What to do with unwanted clutter?
Removing clutter isn’t merely a question of shoving things in cupboards to get them out of sight. Buyers will open doors – make sure they can do so without tripping over anything or having things fall out on them.
Now you’ve decided what items are going; a junk removal company can take it all away. The best junk removal companies will sort through your unwanted items recycle or donate items that are still usable, and safely and legally dispose of the stuff that’s not. All that’s left is for you to get that sale!
For more information, contact McJunk at 919-850-4377.